June 26 – Fitness Session (Tonight) & Summer League Update (Tomorrow Night)

June 26, 2017
  • Tonight’s (Mon 6/26) Fitness/Skills session is on from 6:00 to 7:00pm at Huntley Meadow, Norwich. We will likely be using space to the left looking down from the parking lot. You’ll need: Soccer Wear (Shinguards optional); Inflated ball; Drink. Weather – we’ll go ahead in light rain – but heavy rain or thunder will end the session.
  • Tuesday night’s (6/27) Summer League opponent (Woodstock) belatedly indicates that they have insufficient players for the match. However, we will go ahead with a scrimmage game among our own players. There are approximately 19 players assigned to this game – so we’ll need a few (5-7) more to get two full teams on the field, along with subs. Email coach (dkennedy@dougkennedyadvisors.com) if you would like to be included – first come first served. This is available to players from Dan & Whit’s Quattro and Dan & Whit’s.


June 22 – Summer League Starts Tomorrow/Friday

June 22, 2017

Dan & Whit’s will start the Summer League season with a home game vs. Hartford Soccer Club tomorrow (6/23); game time is 6:30pm at Huntley Meadow.

Please note the following:

  • Plan to arrive by 6:00pm. There will be a warmup – late arriving players will need to warmup on their own before getting into the game.
  • We’ll be playing on Huntley #1 this summer – this is the field directly below the upper parking lot.
  • The uniform t-shirts have not arrived yet. The kit for tomorrow will be: white t-shirt; black soccer shorts and white/light colored socks.
  • Equipment – please come equipped with everything you need to play soccer – boots, shin-guards, drinks, warm-ups, etc. mouthguards are suggested, but not required.
  • Drinks – it will be hot – bring at least two water bottles. Coach does not supply water.
  • As usual with the first game of the summer – we have plenty of players – there will be ample socialization time on the bench.
  • Please bring a check ($45 to Doug Kennedy) if you haven’t paid yet.

June 19 – Changes, Updates – Fitness Stuff

June 19, 2017
  • Coach belatedly realizes that he will be rocking out on Thursday (6/22) evening, so there will be no fitness/skills session that evening. The remainder of the fitness/skills session schedule remains the same.
  • Two documents (download) below outline a broad range of fitness exercises/drills and complete programs. As noted at the session last week, it’s important to make a plan – and to stick to it. The materials below should provide you with a variety of activities for summer fitness. Please be in touch if you have questions.

Incoming Player Session Summary ’16

Elite FitnessPlans1


June 14 – Fitness/Skills Sessions Schedule

June 14, 2017

The following is a schedule of informal fitness/skills sessions to be held throughout the summer. The sessions are available to all planning to play HHS soccer this fall (Grades 9 – 12) and will focus on both fitness and skills drills. The sessions are informal – and attendance is not mandatory; just come if you’re available and want some soccer work. You’ll need: Cleats, Shin-guards, Soccer-wear, Water and a (inflated) Ball.

The dates are as follows

  • Thursday June 22 – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Huntley Meadow, Norwich
  • Monday June 26 – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Huntley Meadow, Norwich
  • Wednesday July 5 – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Huntley Meadow, Norwich
  • Friday July 7 – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Huntley Meadow, Norwich
  • Monday July 24 – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Huntley Meadow, Norwich
  • Monday July 31 – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Huntley Meadow, Norwich
  • Thursday August 3 – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Huntley Meadow, Norwich

Cancellations in the event of adverse weather will be posted on the website – by 4:30pm on the day of the event.


June 12 (Again) – Incoming Player Session Today!

June 12, 2017

We’re on at the HHS Turf from 3:45 to 5:15pm today. Be there for some soccer fun.

June 12 – Summer League Game Assignments

June 12, 2017

I’ve finalized the Summer League rosters and completed the game assignments – the rosters are listed on the game assignment sheet that can be downloaded below. The player fee will be $45. The game dates remain the same as those listed in the May 12 and June 7 entries below. All weekday games start at 6:30pm; all Sunday games start at 6:00pm.

If you’ve signed up, please do the following:

  • Send coach the $45 fee (Check made out to Doug Kennedy) – you can mail to – Doug Kennedy, PO Box 858, Norwich, VT 05055 – or bring a check to your first game. Please take care of this as soon as possible – I’d prefer not to spend my time as a collection agent. (In the event that the fee poses a problem, scholarships are available – email coach to request.)
  • Download the game assignment schedule at the bottom of the blog entry. The schedule is in matrix format, showing players, teams and games assignments. Players can look across the matrix adjacent to their name to see game assignments . . . if you have been assigned to a game, the cell under the game date has been filled in.

Please note:

  • I have worked with the schedules you forwarded as best as possible. All players were assigned at least five games (unless their personal schedule allowed them fewer games).
  • The assignments result in a number of instances where Div. 2 (Dan & Whit’s) players have been assigned to Div. 4 games, and where Div. 4 (Dan & Whit’s Quattro) players have been assigned to Div. 2 games. I look forward to this, as it will give all an opportunity to play at varying levels and to meet new and experienced players.

If your plans change and you cannot make it to an assigned game – please inform me via email as early as possible. If your name is listed, I expect you to be there. While it would appear that we have plenty of players for every game, past experience tells me that people have a tendency to disappear during the summer. Again, let me know if you are going to miss one of your game assignments.

That’s it for now – Coach – dkennedy@dougkennedyadvisors.com

SummLeagueGameAssign 6-12-17

June 11 – Field Session for 1st Year Players

June 11, 2017

A reminder that the field session for incoming 9th graders will happen tomorrow (Monday June 12) from 3:45 to 5:15pm at the Turf Field at Hanover High School. Looks like it might be a bit warm – so please bring plenty of water. We’re looking forward to seeing you.

Summer League – game assignments for all players will be posted tomorrow (Monday) morning.

June 9 – Last Call

June 9, 2017

I’ll be assigning Summer League games tomorrow – get back to me this evening with your availability for the two additional games (See June 7 Below) or you’ll miss out!

June 8 – Need Responses

June 8, 2017

Summer League – please get back to coach as soon as possible regarding the two additional games listed in June 7 entry.

June 7 – Additional Summer League Games

June 7, 2017

The following are the dates/times/locations of the two additional Summer League games. All players signed up for Summer League should email coach with their availability for these games – dkennedy@dougkennedyadvisors.com:

  • Friday June 30 – 6:30pm – Huntley Meadow – vs. Thetford Academy
  • Sunday July 9 – 6:30pm – Thetford Academy, Thetford – vs. Thetford Academy